Leading packaging and processing solutions provider, tna, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Van Duin as its new group solutions manager – processing for Asia Pacific. Being part of Florigo Industry B.V., (a leading food processing specialist recently acquired by tna), John will head up the company’s processing division for this region. John has a long history with Asian Pacific customers and has an in-depth understanding of the key influences on the current market. This, coupled with his exceptional processing knowledge, means customers and prospects in Asia Pacific can now benefit from a dedicated regional processing specialist to support them in the development of modular solutions in both processing and packaging.

With a background in mechanical engineering and international sales, John brings more than 30 years of experience in the food industry. Having worked for world-renowned specialty equipment and systems suppliers in the potato and vegetable processing segments, he possesses a wealth of expertise in energy, steam and condensate systems ? a clear benefit in his new role as tna’s processing specialist for Asia Pacific. John, with his customer centric ethos, will provide customers in the region with a high level of on-the-ground support in this growing market.

Michael Green, managing director at tna comments: “We are thrilled to welcome John into the tna family as part of the Florigo team. His experience, product and market knowledge and his enthusiasm will be a great asset to our team, enabling us to drive our Asia Pacific business forward.”

He adds: “We are seeing an increasing demand for more systems installations and processing solutions in Asia Pacific. In response, we have expanded our expertise. With the appointment of John and our team of dedicated regional sales experts, customers in Asia Pacific now have access to 360 degrees of business solutions including processing, high performance packaging systems and exceptional customer service.”

John comments: “I’m delighted to be joining the tna group and supporting its Asian Pacific customers as well as the rest of the team across the globe. I’m excited to be part of such an innovative company and helping customers to stay at the forefront of innovation and gain a competitive edge.”

In addition to Florigo’s range of unique patented vacuum frying and de-fatting technology, John will also be responsible for FOODesign’s cutting-edge cookers and frying systems, such as the batch-pro® 12 and the immerso-cook® 16, in the Asian market. This will cement tna’s position as a leading provider of start-to-finish solutions for the entire potato processing and snack industry.

For more information on FOODesign’s and Florigo’s wide range of food processing equipment and solutions, visit and


Editor’s note:
FOODesign (a tna company) is a leading innovator in food processing equipment and solutions. The company manufactures heavy-duty precision built cooking and processing machines at an affordable price. Products include cooking and baking equipment, fryers, ovens, cooling equipment, seasoning and coating machines, bulk handling conveyors, distribution and storage systems, as well as controls system technology. In addition, FOODesign offers a range of added-value services including project support and maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

About Florigo Industry B.V.:
With over 60 years of experience in the food processing industry, Florigo Industry (a tna company) is widely known for its ability to boost capacity, improve quality and increase efficiency with its wide range of innovative food processing technology. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and servicing of high-performance processing equipment for the snacks industry, including washing, de-stoning, peeling, slicing, blanching, drying, frying, cooling and freezing equipment. Florigo’s cutting-edge patented vacuum frying and de-fatting technology helps food manufacturers around the world to develop healthier snacks with unique consumer appeal.

About tna
tna is a leading global supplier of integrated food packaging and processing solutions with over 14,000 systems installed across more than 120 countries. The company provides a comprehensive range of products including materials handling, processing, coating, distribution, seasoning, weighing, packaging, cooling, freezing, metal detection and verification solutions. tna also offers a variety of production line controls integration & SCADA reporting options, project management and training. tna’s unique combination of innovative technologies, extensive project management experience and 24/7 global support ensures customers achieve faster, more reliable and flexible food products at the lowest cost of ownership

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